You’ve heard people say, “I’m moving forward with my life.” Or, “Let’s go forward with this project.” People run forward at times. They even stumble forward, sometimes in what appears to be the dark.
Move, go, run, stumble, crawl, there are many ways to expend your energy in a forward direction.
But how about growing forward? Similar to how a flower grows with the proper soil, adequate water, and ample sunlight, we experience human growth. Our human growth takes factors such as nutrition, exercise, sleep, and yes, even love we receive into account.
That’s one type of growth, human growth. However, that’s not the growing forward we do when we come visit this blog. My hope is that you, the reader, will grow forward on a soul level. Grow forward in your quest for Truth. Grow forward in your spirituality.
Grow Forward as You Learn to Trust.
Before I began to study the nature of trusting, I held the belief that to “master” trust, one must learn to trust others. The better you got at trusting others, the more skilled you were at trusting. It made perfect sense at the time.
Later, I came to see it very differently. Like most things in life, placing the focus outwardly is typically not the key. By facing our attention inward, beginning with trusting ourselves first, that’s where the shift occurs.
For instance, rather than trying to figure out what the other person’s going to do (outward focus), lead from a place of knowing that you can trust yourself enough to react in such a way that supports your highest and best interest. Let me say that again. Trust yourself enough to react in your best interest.
Once you’re able to truly trust yourself, what other people do almost becomes irrelevant. Trust yourself enough not to tolerate others continued hurtful behavior. Trust yourself enough to know when to stop, and when to continue (a diet, a job, a marriage, a friendship, a ‘fill in the blank’).
Once I understood this lesson, I experienced a Grow Forward moment. And since the topic was Trust, I felt compelled to share it with you.
How about you? Have you experienced any Grow Forward moments? If so, I encourage you to share. Grow Forward moments present themselves to teach us invaluable lessons, and by you sharing with us, we’re all able to learn and grow forward as well.